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On This Day in History:  May 9

May 9 is the 129th day of the year (130th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 236 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2017
Documentary: The Lottery Liar. The bizarre story of how painter and decorator Howard Walmsley deceived his wife, family, friends — and bank manager — into believing he had won an £8.9 million (US$11.5 million) jackpot in the UK National Lottery.
2017
Lottery vending machines considered in Kansas. Kansas lawmakers are mulling over the possibility of legalizing lottery vending machines as a means to fund the state's struggling mental health system. Such machines are used in 37 other lottery states.
2015
Texas legislature to consider lottery winner anonymity bill. On Tuesday the Texas House of Representatives will consider a bill that would allow winners of more than $1 million to remain anonymous.
2015
Minn. Senate passes bill restricting expansion of State Lottery. Minnesotans soon may no longer be able to buy lottery tickets at ATMs, gas pumps or online, as the Senate overwhelmingly passed a bill Thursday that would restrict the Minnesota State Lottery's yearslong foray into new gambling platforms.
2014
NY insomniac wins $7.5 million lottery prize. A Staten Island, New York, man won millions of dollars, thanks to a bout of insomnia.
2014
Minnesota lottery officials try to salvage online sales. Minnesota State Lottery officials are scrambling to craft a last-ditch deal that would stop legislators from slamming shut the lottery's foray into online ticket sales.
2014
Chicago man credits mom with $2.5 million lottery win. A Chicago man is planning a special Mother's Day for his mom after she bought a lottery ticket for him that wound up being worth $2.5 million.
2013
Arkansas Lottery Commission wants lawsuit dismissed. The Arkansas Lottery Commission says the state Supreme Court should dismiss a lawsuit about the lottery's name.
2013
New Tri-State lottery game debuting Sunday. A new pick 5-style lottery game called Gimme 5 goes on sale Sunday in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont -- the states that collectively are known as 'Tri-State'.
2013
$270 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot surges. There was no jackpot winner in the Wednesday night drawing of the multi-state Powerball game, causing the grand prize to increase to an estimated $270 million for Saturday's drawing.
2012
Six $1M Powerball tickets claimed by one Arizona winner. The Arizona Lottery announced today that all six $1 million Powerball second prize tickets won in Arizona from the drawing on Wednesday, April 25 have been claimed by one person.
2010
Va. delivery driver wins second major lottery prize. Three and a half years after winning $150,000 on a Pick 4 drawing, Karl Hartman of Chesterfield has won $5 million on a Virginia Lottery scratch-off ticket.
2009
One Euro Millions lottery ticket wins €126M jackpot (US$170M). One lucky lottery ticket from Spain matched 5 lotto numbers plus the two Lucky Stars in Friday's Euro Millions drawing to win a massive jackpot of €126 million (US$170 million).
2008
$180 Million Lottery Winners: 'We Want A Regular Life'. If you can't win it big in the lottery, you hope the ones who do seem worthy of the prize. Which is why few can be disappointed that a Minnesota couple has come forward to claim one of the biggest jackpots in North American history -- a whopping $180 million.
2008
Councilor seeks city-only lottery game. In the city of Worcester, Massachusetts, a council member is suggesting that the city launch its own lottery game to raise money for cash-strapped public schools.
2008
Louisiana man collects $97 million Powerball lottery jackpot. After nearly four months of keeping a secret, 73-year-old Carl Hunter of Metairie claimed the $97 million Powerball jackpot from the January 16 drawing at Louisiana Lottery headquarters this morning.
2008
Seattle man will use lottery winnings for his mother's care. It's quite the Mother's Day gift: A Seattle man who won $1 million on a Lottery scratch ticket says he will use the money to take care of his 83-year-old mom.
2008
Ex-boyfriend charged with killing $5M lottery winner. On Monday, Doris Murray was found dead in the same modest block home she had lived in on Barnes Road in the south-central Georgia town since before she hit the jackpot a year ago.
2008
Software error stalls validation of some winning D.C. lottery tickets. A mysterious software bug in 17 lottery machines used by the D.C. Lottery and Charitable Games Control Board in Washington left several dozen winning instant ticketholders unable to immediately cash their prize tickets last week.
2006
Powerball Jackpot Raised to $85 Million. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Saturday's Powerball drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $85 million, with a cash option of $38.3 million.
2006
Oregon Lottery workers to vote on joining union. Ballots were mailed Monday to the homes of 307 Oregon State Lottery workers, to see if they want to unionize.
2006
Oklahoma bans some businesses from selling lottery tickets. A bill to prohibit pawn shops, payday lenders and check-cashing businesses from selling Oklahoma lottery tickets has won final legislative approval.
2006
Lottery Giant Targets European Market. Scientific Games, a dominant player in the US instant lottery ticket market, is jockeying for a larger stake in Europe after buying a British maker of betting terminals last month.
2005
Clash of the Lottery Titans: Scientific Games Suing Rival GTECH. Lottery and betting equipment maker Scientific Games Corp. said Monday that its subsidiary Scientific Games Royalty Corp. is suing Gtech Holdings Corp., the world's largest operator of lottery systems, for patent infringement.
2005
Chinese man jailed for selling newborn to buy lottery tickets. A father who sold his newborn son to raise money to buy lottery tickets was sentenced to 10 years in prison in China's latest baby-trafficking case, a newspaper reported Monday.
2005
Oklahoma closer to selecting new lottery director. In about six months, a new Oklahoma state agency will have to be built from the ground up and thousands of retailers across the state will have to be trained and outfitted to sell lottery tickets.
2005
S.C. retailers fret over N.C. lottery. South Carolina retailers could lose as much at $150 million yearly if North Carolina starts a lottery.
2005
N.C. Lottery passage threatens S.C. education programs. The South Carolina lottery's impact can be felt throughout the education system, and the state faces several challenges if North Carolina gets into the lottery business.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$363 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 9, 2000
2.$295 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 10, 2019
3.$270 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 11, 2013
4.$248 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 12, 2020
5.$235 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 11, 2019
6.$233 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 9, 2018
7.€149.03 Million
US$167.09 Million
Draw Date
May 9, 2019
8.$165 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 10, 2017
9.$154 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 10, 2013
10.$150 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 10, 2016
11.$145 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 9, 2008
12.€100 Million
US$143.68 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
May 10, 2011
13.$140 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 12, 2015
14.€99 Million
US$123.06 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
May 14, 2010
15.$112 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 11, 2007
16.$109 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 9, 2009
17.$105 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 9, 2014
18.€90 Million
US$102.72 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
May 15, 2015
19.€90 Million
US$101.1 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
May 10, 2019
20.$97 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 12, 2010
21.$96 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 11, 2005
22.€80.18 Million
US$91.24 Million
Draw Date
May 10, 2016
23.$90 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 9, 2015
24.$89 Million
Draw Date
May 12, 2010
25.€80 Million
US$87.14 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
May 9, 2017

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1980
Friday, May 9, 1980
40 years old
1980
Friday, May 9, 1980
40 years old
1977
Monday, May 9, 1977
43 years old
1974
Thursday, May 9, 1974
46 years old
1973
Wednesday, May 9, 1973
47 years old
1972
Tuesday, May 9, 1972
48 years old
1966
Monday, May 9, 1966
54 years old
1963
Thursday, May 9, 1963
57 years old
1962
Wednesday, May 9, 1962
58 years old
(year not provided)
(year not provided)

Worldwide Events On This Day

2018
The historic defeat for Barisan Nasional, the governing coalition of Malaysia since the country's independence in 1957 in Malaysian General Election, 2018.
2018
At the height of the 2018 East Africa floods, the Patel dam breaks in Solai, Kenya, killing 48 people and displacing another 2000.
2015
An Airbus A400M Atlas military transport aircraft crashes near the Spanish city of Seville with three people on board killed.
2015
Russia stages its biggest ever military parade in Moscow's Red Square to commemorate the 70th anniversary of Victory Day.
2012
A Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft crashes into Mount Salak in West Java, Indonesia, killing 45 people.
2002
The 38-day stand-off in the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem comes to an end when the Palestinians inside agree to have 13 suspected terrorists among them deported to several different countries.
2001
In Ghana, 129 football fans die in what became known as the Accra Sports Stadium disaster. The deaths are caused by a stampede (caused by the firing of tear gas by police personnel at the stadium) that followed a controversial decision by the referee.
1994
Disappearance of Cleashindra Hall in Pine Bluff, Arkansas.
1992
Armenian forces capture Shusha, marking a major turning point in the Nagorno-Karabakh War.
1992
Westray Mine disaster kills 26 workers in Nova Scotia, Canada.
1987
LOT Flight 5055 Tadeusz Kościuszko crashes after takeoff in Warsaw, Poland, killing all 183 people on board.
1980
In Florida, Liberian freighter MV Summit Venture collides with the Sunshine Skyway Bridge over Tampa Bay, making a 1,400-ft. section of the southbound span collapse. Thirty-five people in six cars and a Greyhound bus fall 150 ft. into the water and die.
1980
In Norco, California, five masked gunmen hold up a Security Pacific bank, leading to a violent shoot-out and one of the largest pursuits in California history. Two of the gunmen and one police officer are killed and thirty-three police and civilian vehicles are destroyed in the chase.
1979
Iranian Jewish businessman Habib Elghanian is executed by firing squad in Tehran, prompting the mass exodus of the once 100,000-strong Jewish community of Iran.
1977
Hotel Polen fire: A disastrous fire burns down the Hotel Polen in Amsterdam causing 33 deaths and 21 severe injuries.
1974
Watergate scandal: The United States House Committee on the Judiciary opens formal and public impeachment hearings against President Richard Nixon.
1970
Vietnam War: In Washington, D.C., 75,000 to 100,000 war protesters demonstrate in front of the White House.
1969
Carlos Lamarca leads the first urban guerrilla action against the military dictatorship of Brazil in São Paulo, by robbing two banks.
1964
Ngô Đình Cẩn, de facto ruler of central Vietnam under his brother President Ngô Đình Diệm before the family's toppling, is executed.
1961
FCC Chairman Newton N. Minow gives his Wasteland Speech.
1960
The Food and Drug Administration announces it will approve birth control as an additional indication for Searle's Enovid, making Enovid the world's first approved oral contraceptive pill.
1958
Alfred Hitchcock's film Vertigo has world premiere in San Francisco.
1955
Cold War: West Germany joins NATO.
1950
Robert Schuman presents his proposal on the creation of an organized Europe, which according to him was indispensable to the maintenance of peaceful relations. This proposal, known as the "Schuman Declaration", is considered by some people to be the beginning of the creation of what is now the European Union.
1949
Rainier III becomes Prince of Monaco.
1948
Czechoslovakia's Ninth-of-May Constitution comes into effect.
1946
King Victor Emmanuel III of Italy abdicates and is succeeded by Umberto II.
1945
World War II: The final German Instrument of Surrender is signed at the Soviet headquarters in Berlin-Karlshorst.
1945
World War II: The German occupation of the Channel Islands comes to an end.
1942
Holocaust: The SS executes 588 Jewish residents of the Podolian town of Zinkiv (Khmelnytska oblast, Ukraine). The Zoludek Ghetto (in Belarus) is destroyed and all its inhabitants executed or deported.
1941
World War II: The German submarine U-110 is captured by the Royal Navy. On board is the latest Enigma machine which Alliedcryptographers later use to break coded German messages.
1940
World War II: The German submarine U-9 sinks the French coastal submarine Doris near Den Helder.
1936
Italy formally annexes Ethiopia after taking the capital Addis Ababa on May 5.
1926
Admiral Richard E. Byrd and Floyd Bennett claim to have flown over the North Pole (later discovery of Byrd's diary appears to cast some doubt on the claim.)
1920
Polish-Soviet War: The Polish army under General Edward Rydz-Śmigły celebrates its capture of Kiev with a victory parade on Khreshchatyk.
1918
World War I: Germany repels Britain's second attempt to blockade the port of Ostend, Belgium.
1915
World War I: Second Battle of Artois between German and French forces.
1911
The works of Gabriele D'Annunzio are placed in the Index of Forbidden Books by the Vatican.
1904
The steam locomotive City of Truro becomes the first steam engine in Europe to exceed 100 mph (160 km/h).
1901
Australia opens its first parliament in Melbourne.
1887
Buffalo Bill Cody's Wild West Show opens in London.
1877
Mihail Kogălniceanu reads, in the Chamber of Deputies, the Declaration of Independence of Romania. This day became the Independence Day of Romania.
1877
A magnitude 8.8 earthquake off the coast of Peru kills 2,541, including some as far away as Hawaii and Japan.
1874
The first horsebus makes its début in the city of Mumbai, traveling two routes.
1873
Der Krach: Vienna stock market crash heralds the Long Depression.
1865
American Civil War: Nathan Bedford Forrest surrenders his forces at Gainesville, Alabama.
1865
American Civil War: President Andrew Johnson issues a proclamation ending belligerent rights of the rebels and enjoining foreign nations to intern or expel Confederate ships.
1864
Second Schleswig War: The Danish navy defeats the Austrian and Prussian fleets in the Battle of Heligoland.
1763
The Siege of Fort Detroit begins during Pontiac's War against British forces.
1726
Five men arrested during a raid on Mother Clap's molly house in London are executed at Tyburn.
1671
Thomas Blood, disguised as a clergyman, attempts to steal England's Crown Jewels from the Tower of London.
1662
The figure who later became Mr. Punch made his first recorded appearance in England.
1540
Hernando de Alarcón sets sail on an expedition to the Gulf of California.
1450
'Abd al-Latif (Timurid monarch) is assassinated.
1386
England and Portugal formally ratify their alliance with the signing of the Treaty of Windsor, making it the oldest diplomatic alliance in the world which is still in force.
1271
Ninth Crusade, Edward I of England disembarks at Acre.
1092
Lincoln Cathedral is consecrated.
1009
Lombard Revolt: Lombard forces led by Melus revolt in Bari against the Byzantine Catepanate of Italy.

Births On This Day

1996
Saron Läänmäe, Estonian footballer
1994
Ryan Auger, English footballer
1993
Ryosuke Yamada, Japanese idol
1992
Dan Burn, English footballer
1992
William Hopoate, Australian rugby league player
1991
Majlinda Kelmendi, Kosovar judoka
1991
Stasija Rage, Latvian figure skater
1989
Ellen White, English footballer
1988
J. R. Fitzpatrick, Canadian race car driver
1987
Scott Bolton, Australian rugby league player
1987
Kevin Gameiro, French footballer
1987
Vitaliy Pushkar, Ukrainian race car driver
1985
Jake Long, American football player
1985
Henrique Andrade Silva, Brazilian footballer
1984
Prince Fielder, American baseball player
1984
Chase Headley, American baseball player
1983
Giacomo Brichetto, Italian footballer
1983
Alan Campbell, British sculler
1983
Christos Marangos, Cypriot footballer
1983
Ryuhei Matsuda, Japanese actor
1983
Gilles Müller, Luxembourgian tennis player
1983
Tyler Lumsden, American baseball player
1983
Leandro Rinaudo, Italian footballer
1981
Bill Murphy, American baseball player
1981
Evangelos Tsiolis, Greek footballer
1980
Grant Hackett, Australian swimmer
1980
Angela Nikodinov, American figure skater
1980
Tony Schmidt, German race car driver
1980
Jo Hyun-jae, South Korean actor
1979
Pierre Bouvier, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist
1979
Rosario Dawson, American actress
1979
Andrew W.K., American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, motivational speaker, and music producer
1978
Leandro Cufré, Argentinian footballer
1978
Santiago Dellapè, Argentinian-Italian rugby player
1978
Aaron Harang, American baseball player
1978
Marwan al-Shehhi, Emirati terrorist (d. 2001)
1977
Averno, Mexican wrestler
1977
Marek Jankulovski, Czech footballer
1977
Svein Tuft, Canadian cyclist
1975
Tamia, Canadian singer-songwriter, producer, and actress
1975
Brian Deegan, American motocross rider
1973
Tegla Loroupe, Kenyan runner
1973
Leonard Myles-Mills, Ghanaian sprinter
1972
Megumi Odaka, Japanese actress and singer
1971
Jason Lee, English footballer and manager
1971
Dan Chiasson, American poet and critic
1970
Doug Christie, American basketball player
1970
Ghostface Killah, American rapper and actor
1968
Masahiko Harada, Japanese ski jumper
1968
Graham Harman, American philosopher and academic
1968
Ruth Kelly, British economist and politician, Secretary of State for Transport
1966
Mark Tinordi, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1965
Ken Nomura, Japanese race car driver and sportscaster
1965
Steve Yzerman, Canadian ice hockey player and manager
1963
Joe Cirella, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1962
Dave Gahan, English singer-songwriter
1962
Paul Heaton, English singer-songwriter
1961
Sean Altman, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1961
John Corbett, American actor
1960
Tony Gwynn, American baseball player and coach (d. 2014)
1959
Andrew Jones, New Zealand cricketer
1958
Graham Smith, Canadian swimmer
1956
Wendy Crewson, Canadian actress and producer
1956
Jana Wendt, Australian television host
1955
Meles Zenawi, Prime Minister of Ethiopia (d. 2012)
1955
Anne Sofie von Otter, Swedish soprano and actress
1953
Bruno Brokken, Belgian high jumper
1951
Alley Mills, American actress
1949
Billy Joel, American singer-songwriter and pianist
1949
Richard S. Williamson, American lawyer and diplomat, 17th Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs (d. 2013)
1948
Hans Georg Bock, German mathematician, computer scientist, and academic
1948
John Mahaffey, American golfer
1948
Steven W. Mosher, American social scientist and author
1948
Calvin Murphy, American basketball player and radio host
1947
Yukiya Amano, Japanese diplomat
1946
Candice Bergen, American actress and producer
1946
Ayşe Nur Zarakolu, Turkish author and activist (d. 2002)
1945
Gamal El-Ghitani, Egyptian journalist and author (d. 2015)
1945
Jupp Heynckes, German footballer and manager
1945
Steve Katz, American guitarist, songwriter, and producer
1944
Richie Furay, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1943
Vince Cable, English economist and politician, former Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills
1943
Anders Isaksson, Swedish historian and journalist (d. 2009)
1943
Colin Pillinger, English astronomer, chemist, and academic (d. 2014)
1942
John Ashcroft, American lawyer and politician, 79th United States Attorney General
1942
Tommy Roe, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1941
Dorothy Hyman, English sprinter
1941
Danny Rapp, American rock & roll singer (Danny & the Juniors) (d. 1983)
1940
James L. Brooks, American director, producer, and screenwriter
1939
Ralph Boston, American long jumper
1939
Ion Țiriac, Romanian tennis player and manager
1939
Ken Warby, Australian motorboat racer
1939
Giorgio Zancanaro, Italian baritone
1939
John Ogbu, Nigerian-American anthropologist and professor (d. 2003)
1938
Charles Simić, Serbian-American poet and editor
1937
Sonny Curtis, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1937
Rafael Moneo, Spanish architect, designed the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels and Valladolid Science Museum
1937
Dave Prater, American singer (d. 1988)
1936
Terry Downes, British boxer and former world middle-weight champion (d. 2017)
1936
Albert Finney, English actor
1936
Glenda Jackson, English actress and politician
1935
Nokie Edwards, American guitarist (d. 2018)
1935
Roger Hargreaves, English author and illustrator (d. 1988)
1934
Alan Bennett, English screenwriter, playwright, and novelist
1932
Conrad Hunte, Barbadian cricketer (d. 1999)
1931
Vance D. Brand, American pilot, engineer, and astronaut
1930
Joan Sims, English actress (d. 2001)
1930
Kalifa Tillisi, Libyan historian and linguist (d. 2010)
1928
Ralph Goings, American painter (d. 2016)
1928
Pancho Gonzales, American tennis player (d. 1995)
1928
Barbara Ann Scott, Canadian figure skater (d. 2012)
1927
Manfred Eigen, German chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2019)
1926
John Middleton Murry, Jr., English soldier, pilot, and author (d. 2002)
1924
Bulat Okudzhava, Russian singer, poet, and author (d. 1997)
1923
Johnny Grant, American radio host and producer (d. 2008)
1921
Daniel Berrigan, American priest, poet, and activist (d. 2016)
1921
Sophie Scholl, German activist (d. 1943)
1921
Mona Van Duyn, American poet and academic (d. 2004)
1920
William Tenn, English-American author and academic (d. 2010)
1920
Richard Adams, English novelist (d. 2016)
1919
Clifford Chadderton, Canadian soldier and journalist (d. 2013)
1918
Moisis Michail Bourlas, Greek soldier and educator (d. 2011)
1918
Orville Freeman, American soldier and politician, 16th United States Secretary of Agriculture (d. 2003)
1918
Mike Wallace, American journalist, media personality and one-time game show host (d. 2012)
1917
Fay Kanin, American screenwriter and producer (d. 2013)
1916
William Pène du Bois, American author and illustrator (d. 1993)
1914
Patricia Swift Blalock, American librarian (d.2011)
1914
Denham Fouts, American prostitute (d. 1948)
1914
Thanat Khoman, Thai politician and diplomat, Former Deputy Prime Minister (1980-1982) and Foreign Minister (1959-1971) of Thailand, one of the Founding Fathers of Association of Southeast Asian Nations (d. 2016)
1914
Carlo Maria Giulini, Italian conductor and director (d. 2005)
1914
Hank Snow, American country music singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1999)
1912
Pedro Armendáriz, Mexican-American actor (d. 1963)
1912
Per Imerslund, Norwegian-German soldier and author (d. 1943)
1912
Géza Ottlik, Hungarian mathematician and theorist (d. 1990)
1911
Harry Simeone, American music arranger, conductor, and composer (d. 2005)
1909
Don Messer, Canadian violinist (d. 1973)
1909
Gordon Bunshaft, American architect, designed the Solow Building (d. 1990)
1907
Jackie Grant, Trinidadian cricketer (d. 1978)
1907
Kathryn Kuhlman, American evangelist and author (d. 1976)
1907
Baldur von Schirach, German politician (d. 1974)
1906
Eleanor Estes, American librarian, author, and illustrator (d. 1988)
1904
Conrad Bernier, Canadian-American organist, composer, and educator (d. 1988)
1900
Maria Malicka, Polish stage and film actress (d. 1992)
1896
Richard Day, Canadian-American art director and set decorator (d. 1972)
1895
Richard Barthelmess, American actor (d. 1963)
1895
Lucian Blaga, Romanian poet, playwright, and philosopher (d. 1961)
1895
Frank Foss, American pole vaulter (d. 1989)
1893
William Moulton Marston, American psychologist and author (d. 1947)
1892
Zita of Bourbon-Parma, last Empress of the Austro-Hungarian Empire (d. 1989)
1888
Francesco Baracca, Italian fighter pilot (d. 1918)
1888
Rolf de Maré, Swedish art collector (d. 1964)
1884
Valdemar Psilander, Danish actor (d. 1917)
1883
José Ortega y Gasset, Spanish philosopher, author, and critic (d. 1955)
1882
George Barker, American painter (d. 1965)
1882
Henry J. Kaiser, American shipbuilder and businessman, founded Kaiser Shipyards (d. 1967)
1874
Howard Carter, English archaeologist and historian (d. 1939)
1873
Anton Cermak, Czech-American captain and politician, 44th Mayor of Chicago (d. 1933)
1870
Harry Vardon, British golfer (d. 1937)
1866
Gopal Krishna Gokhale, Indian economist and politician (d. 1915)
1860
J. M. Barrie, Scottish novelist and playwright (d. 1937)
1855
Julius Röntgen, German-Dutch composer (d. 1932)
1850
Edward Weston (chemist), English-American chemist (d. 1936)
1845
Gustaf de Laval, Swedish engineer and businessman (d. 1913)
1837
Adam Opel, German engineer, founded the Opel Company (d. 1895)
1836
Ferdinand Monoyer, French ophthalmologist, invented the Monoyer chart (d. 1912)
1825
James Collinson, Victorian painter (d. 1881)
1824
Jacob ben Moses Bachrach, Polish apologist and author (d. 1896)
1823
Frederick Weld, English-New Zealand politician, 6th Prime Minister of New Zealand (d. 1891)
1814
John Brougham, Irish-American actor and playwright (d. 1880)
1801
Peter Hesketh-Fleetwood, English politician, founded the town of Fleetwood (d. 1866)
1800
John Brown, American activist (d. 1859)
1763
János Batsányi, Hungarian-Austrian poet and author (d. 1845)
1746
Gaspard Monge, French mathematician and engineer (d. 1818)
1740
Giovanni Paisiello, Italian composer and educator (probable; d. 1816)
1617
Frederick, Landgrave of Hesse-Eschwege (d. 1655)
1594
Louis Henry, Prince of Nassau-Dillenburg, military leader in the Thirty Years' War (d. 1662)
1555
Jerónima de la Asunción, Catholic nun and founder of the first monastery in Manila (d. 1630)
1540
Maharana Pratap, Indian ruler (d. 1597)
1170
Valdemar II of Denmark (d. 1241)
1147
Minamoto no Yoritomo, Japanese shōgun (d. 1199)

Deaths On This Day

2018
Per Kirkeby, Danish painter, poet, film maker and sculptor (b. 1938)
2017
Robert Miles, a Swiss-born Italian record producer, composer, musician and DJ (b. 1969)
2015
Edward W. Estlow, American football player and journalist (b. 1920)
2015
Kenan Evren, Turkish general and politician, 7th President of Turkey (b. 1917)
2015
Elizabeth Wilson, American actress (b. 1921)
2014
Giacomo Bini, Italian priest and missionary (b. 1938)
2014
Harlan Mathews, American lawyer and politician (b. 1927)
2014
Nedurumalli Janardhana Reddy, Indian politician, 12th Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh (b. 1935)
2014
Mary Stewart, English-Scottish author and poet (b. 1916)
2013
Ramón Blanco Rodríguez, Spanish footballer and manager (b. 1952)
2013
George M. Leader, American soldier and politician, 36th Governor of Pennsylvania (b. 1918)
2013
Humberto Lugo Gil, Mexican lawyer and politician, 23rd Governor of Hidalgo (b. 1933)
2013
Ottavio Missoni, Italian hurdler and fashion designer, founded Missoni (b. 1921)
2012
Bertram Cohler, American psychologist, psychoanalyst, and academic (b. 1938)
2012
Geoffrey Henry, Cook Islander lawyer and politician, 3rd Prime Minister of the Cook Islands (b. 1940)
2012
Vidal Sassoon, English-American hairdresser and businessman (b. 1928)
2011
Wouter Weylandt, Belgian cyclist (b. 1984)
2010
Lena Horne, American singer, actress, and activist (b. 1917)
2010
Otakar Motejl, Czech lawyer and politician (b. 1932)
2009
Chuck Daly, American basketball player and coach (b. 1930)
2008
Jack Gibson, Australian rugby league player, coach, and sportscaster (b. 1929)
2008
Baptiste Manzini, American football player (b. 1920)
2008
Nuala O'Faolain, Irish journalist and producer (b. 1942)
2008
Pascal Sevran, French singer, television host, and author (b. 1945)
2007
Dwight Wilson, Canadian soldier (b. 1901)
2004
Akhmad Kadyrov, Chechen cleric and politician, 1st President of the Chechen Republic (b. 1951)
2004
Alan King, American actor, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1927)
2004
Brenda Fassie, South African singer (b. 1964)
2003
Russell B. Long, American lieutenant, lawyer, and politician (b. 1918)
1998
Alice Faye, American actress and singer (b. 1915)
1998
Talat Mahmood, Indian singer and actor (b. 1924)
1997
Rawya Ateya, Egyptian captain and politician (b. 1926)
1997
Marco Ferreri, Italian actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1928)
1994
Elias Motsoaledi, South African activist (b. 1924)
1993
Penelope Gilliatt, English novelist, short story writer, and critic (b. 1932)
1987
Obafemi Awolowo, Nigerian lawyer and politician (b. 1909)
1986
Tenzing Norgay, Nepalese mountaineer (b. 1914)
1985
Edmond O'Brien, American actor and director (b. 1915)
1983
Henry Bachtold, Australian soldier and railway engineer (b. 1891)
1981
Nelson Algren, American novelist and short story writer (b. 1909)
1980
Kate Molale, South African activist (b. 1928)
1979
Cyrus S. Eaton, Canadian-American banker, businessman, and philanthropist (b. 1883)
1979
Eddie Jefferson, American singer and lyricist (b. 1918)
1978
Giuseppe Impastato, Italian journalist and activist (b. 1948)
1978
Aldo Moro, Italian lawyer and politician, 38th Prime Minister of Italy (b. 1916)
1977
James Jones, American novelist (b. 1921)
1976
Jens Bjørneboe, Norwegian author, poet, and playwright (b. 1920)
1976
Ulrike Meinhof, German militant, co-founded the Red Army Faction (b. 1934)
1970
Walter Reuther, American union leader (b. 1907)
1968
Mercedes de Acosta, American author, poet, and playwright (b. 1893)
1968
Harold Gray, American cartoonist, created Little Orphan Annie (b. 1894)
1968
Marion Lorne, American actress (b. 1883)
1965
Leopold Figl, Austrian engineer and politician, 18th Chancellor of Austria (b. 1902)
1959
Bhaurao Patil, Indian activist and educator (b. 1887)
1957
Ernest de Silva, Sri Lankan banker and businessman (b. 1887)
1957
Ezio Pinza, Italian actor and singer (b. 1892)
1950
Esteban Terradas i Illa, Spanish mathematician and engineer (b. 1883)
1949
Louis II, Prince of Monaco (b. 1870)
1944
Han Yong-un, Korean poet and social reformer (b. 1879)
1942
Józef Cebula, Polish priest and saint (b. 1902)
1938
Thomas B. Thrige, Danish businessman (b. 1866)
1935
Ernst Bresslau, German zoologist (b. 1877)
1933
John Arthur Jarvis, English swimmer (b. 1872)
1931
Albert Abraham Michelson, German-American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1852)
1918
George Coșbuc, Romanian journalist and poet (b. 1866)
1915
François Faber, Luxembourgian-French cyclist and soldier (b. 1887)
1915
Anthony Wilding, New Zealand tennis player and cricketer (b. 1883)
1914
C. W. Post, American businessman, founded Post Foods (b. 1854)
1906
Oscar von Gebhardt, German theologian and academic (b. 1844)
1889
William S. Harney, American general (b. 1800)
1864
John Sedgwick, American general and educator (b. 1813)
1861
Peter Ernst von Lasaulx, German philologist and politician (b. 1805)
1850
Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac, French chemist and physicist (b. 1778)
1850
Garlieb Merkel, Estonian author and activist (b. 1769)
1805
Friedrich Schiller, German poet, playwright, and historian (b. 1759)
1791
Francis Hopkinson, American judge and politician (b. 1737)
1790
William Clingan, American politician (b. 1721)
1789
Jean-Baptiste Vaquette de Gribeauval, French general and engineer (b. 1715)
1760
Nicolaus Zinzendorf, German bishop and saint (b. 1700)
1747
John Dalrymple, 2nd Earl of Stair, Scottish field marshal and diplomat, British Ambassador to France (b. 1673)
1745
Tomaso Antonio Vitali, Italian violinist and composer (b. 1663)
1736
Diogo de Mendonça Corte-Real, Portuguese judge and politician (b. 1658)
1707
Dieterich Buxtehude, German-Danish organist and composer (b. 1637)
1657
William Bradford, English-American politician, 2nd Governor of Plymouth Colony (b. 1590)
1590
Charles de Bourbon French cardinal and pretender to the throne (b. 1523)
1446
Mary of Enghien (b. 1368)
1443
Niccolò Albergati, Italian Cardinal and diplomat (b. 1373)
1329
John Drokensford, Bishop of Bath and Wells
1315
Hugh V, Duke of Burgundy (b. 1282)
1280
Magnus VI of Norway
934
Wang Sitong, Chinese general and governor (b. 892)
909
Adalgar, archbishop of Hamburg-Bremen
893
Shi Pu, warlord of the Tang Dynasty
729
Osric, king of Northumbria

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